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Is life worth living?
Additional title: A merry gath'ring all on a train laughing and joking, no thought of pain. [first line]
Additional title: Is life worth living then tell me after all. [first line of chorus]
Harris, Chas. K. (Charles Kassell) (1864-1930) (Copyright holder)
Mackay, Julie (Singer)
Barry, Bert B. (Owner)
Harris, Chas. K. (Charles Kassell) (1864-1930) (Lyricist)
Clauder, Jos. (Joseph) (1853-1913) (Arranger)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1893

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1893
Date Issued: 1893
Place: Milwaukee, Wis.
Publisher: Chas. K. Harris
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Music Division
Sheet music
Content: Cover contains trademark reproduction of Chas. K. Harris' face.
Content: On cover: sung by Miss Julie Mackey; cover contains photograph of Julie Mackey looking pensive, her head resting in her raised hand.
Content: Signature of former owner on cover: Bert B. Barry.
Content: Stamp of dealer on cover: Jeffires-Johnson Music Co., Jacksonville, Ills.
Statement of responsibility: [words and music by Chas. K. Harris ; arr. by Jos. Clauder].
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (8 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 89a6a4c0-c58e-012f-0b92-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1864: Creator Born
  • 1893: Issued
  • 1930: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Is life worth living?" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1893 - 1893.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Is life worth living?" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 3, 2016.

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Is life worth living?